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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 1, 1798 Recommendation of James Burnes to be a Second Lieutenant Thomas Tingey James McHenry Tingey recommends James Burns for an appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the rising navy of the United States. Burns studied physic and surgery and was engaged in that capacity on the ship "Granger," under Tingey's command, during a voyage to Madeira and the East Indies. He applied himself to the practice of seamanship and navigation so assiduously that on a second voyage he was employed as a...
November 17, 1798 Shipping Musket Stocks to Boston Samuel Hodgdon Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hodgdon discusses the arrangements necessary to ship muskets to Boston following Capt. Jenkins' disclosure that he has altered his voyage and will not go to Boston.
April 8, 1796 Request for leave of absence to make voyage to China Captain Richard Dale James McHenry Operations in building and equipping frigate [presumably USS Chesapeake], that Dale is designated to command have been postponed, so Dale asks for leave of absence to make a voyage to China. Expects to return the following April. Understands that his pay will not continue, but would like to retain his rank in the Navy.
September 10, 1794 Illegal shipment to West Indies Isaac Holmes Alexander Hamilton Informs Secretary Hamilton that the American schooner "Hawke" cleared Charleston port on May 16 for the port of St. Mary's during the period of the embargo, but instead of proceeding to her place of destination, she altered her voyage and illegally proceeded to a foreign port in the West Indies. Discusses the trial.
June 17, 1796 Enhancing the Value of Western lands, Etc. James McHenry William Murray McHenry comments on the health of Mrs. Murray and the benefits of either a sea voyage or a trip to the springs as aids to her recovery. He believes that Murray's actions respecting the western lands may have raised their value. He notes that the "Flying Fish" has captured another vessel.
September 15, 1799 Sending a Vessel to the Isle of France Richard Caton James McHenry Not knowing Mr. Pickering, Caton solicits McHenry's assistance in obtaining a permit to send a vessel to "the Isle of France."
May 2, 1799 Regarding furloughs to military officers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Disapproves with McHenry promising furloughs to officers.
November 19, 1796 Passage to St. Marys for Doctor McCrea James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Passage to St. Marys should be arranged for Doctor McCrea which will be funded by the public. However, he will have to pay for the necessary supplies for the voyage himself.
March 17, 1784 Concerning his departure for Georgia John Pierce Major Berian Personal letter to Berian on his departure for Georgia. Pierce is the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General.
August 2, 1801 Regarding the Appointment of Pike to Pay Master James Wilkinson Samuel Vance Discusses the necessity of appointing Pike pay master, and asks if he would oppose transferring Pike to his company. Visited home after a perilous voyage, but he is in good health.
November 20, 1800 Capt. Hyde's Delinquent Account Charles Hyde William Simmons Capt. Hyde assures Simmons that, despite the dreadful disease in his breast, he intends to settle his public accounts without a moment's delay. It is his intention to close this business quickly so that he can voyage to a warmer climate to avoid the ensuing winter because his existence depends upon doing so.
September 29, 1798 No Abatement, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hodgdon discusses transporting gun stocks by water to Hartford and two more deaths due to the fever ravaging Philadelphia.
July 12, 1794 A Vessel for Capt. Kersey's Detachment John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to provide a vessel to transport the detachment under the command of Capt. Kersey from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina.
August 2, 1796 Moving Recruits from Mud Island to New York James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to engage passage for twenty two recruits from Mud Island to New York only if transportation can be procured for three dollars per men with no additional expense for baggage and provisions. If these arrangements can be made, he should see that the troops are prepared for moving and provisions procured for the voyage.
January 20, 1800 Journey to Natchez James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Following a trip to New York to meet with McHenry and Hamilton, Wilkinson reports on his arduous journey back to Natchez in the Mississippi Territory.
June 11, 1798 Order to Go to Sea Immediately James McHenry Edward Miller The ship of war Delaware, formerly the Hamburg Packet, nearly complete. McHenry ordered Miller to set sail and offer sailors pay for service at sea, response to offer to be reported to the War Dept. immediately. Men to return to Infantry duty after sea voyage.
December 3, 1799 Requests Order for Muskets & Bayonets for Frigate Congress Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses information about loan of muskets. Requests order for bayonets and muskets for frigate Congress, ordered on voyage to Batavia.
May 29, 1798 Protection of the Barque "Adriana" James McHenry Captain Richard Dale McHenry orders Captain Dale to provide for the protection of the barque "Adriana" during her voyage from New York to the Bay of Delaware.
July 9, 1794 Shipment of copper, bunting and hearths Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue suggests to Hamilton that he order a second shipment of the copper, bunting and hearths, as either a capture or shipwreck had apparently interrupted the doomed vessel.
November 6, 1797 Request for Information on Indian Settlements James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, asks for information re indian settlements; asks for information re river navigation.
March 17, 1790 Higginson solicits an appointment from Knox Stephen Higginson Henry Knox Letter, asks for military appointment.
May 24, 1799 Surrender of Deserters James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson advises Hamilton that Governor Gayoso is cooperating in returning Army deserters who had escaped to New Orleans.
September 10, 1795 On the approved furlough of Captain Richard Dale of the Navy John Stagg Joseph Howell Stagg informs Simmons that Captain Richard Dale is about to engage on voyage to China and is by authority of President of United States, on furlough. His pay and subsistence continue to be as if present.
May 30, 1798 Order to Furnish Recruits to Capt. Truxtun James McHenry Samuel Dyson If Captain Truxtun requests recruits from Dyson, he should find volunteers for the cruise, making sure that they understand that they will return to the infantry at the end of the voyage and that while acting as marines they will be entitled to a marine's pay.
August 2, 1799 Political Views of the Local People Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the political views of the local people with Samuel Hodgdon. Notes that a shipment of money is on its way from Presquisle.